Category: Crime and Incidents

Police Arrest Woman After Finding 2 Dead Children Inside Car

BALTIMORE—A 33-year-old Maryland woman with temporary custody of her young niece and nephew has been charged with child abuse that resulted in their deaths after officers found their severely malnourished bodies stuffed in the trunk of her car, according to charging documents. A Friday police statement said the two dead children are siblings and Nicole […]

Navy Charges Sailor With Setting Fire That Destroyed Warship

SAN DIEGO—The U.S. Navy charged a sailor on Thursday with starting a fire last year that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard docked off San Diego, marking the maritime branch’s worst warship blaze outside of combat in recent memory. The amphibious assault ship burned for more than four days. Left with extensive structural, electrical and mechanical […]

Arizona Town Facing ‘Nightmare’ Migrant Influx

In the normally peaceful desert town of Gila Bend, nestled 100 miles north of Arizona’s border with Mexico, illegal aliens have been arriving daily since the town declared a state of emergency in March. The migrants were all on foot, and all appeared to be bound for parts unknown, carrying with them only their backpacks […]

Arizona Town Facing ‘Nightmare’ Illegal Immigrant Influx

In the normally peaceful desert town of Gila Bend, nestled 100 miles north of Arizona’s border with Mexico, illegal aliens have been arriving daily since the town declared a state of emergency in March. The illegal immigrants have all been on foot, and all appeared to be bound for parts unknown, carrying with them only […]

Ex-Police Chief Who Rescued Baby Pleads Guilty to Assault

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—A former suburban Kansas City police chief who helped rescue a baby from an icy pond and later assaulted the man accused of trying to kill the infant has pleaded guilty in the case. Greg Hallgrimson, 51, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reported. He was indicted in 2019 […]

Families of 9 Troops Killed in Amphibious Vehicle to Sue

OCEANSIDE, Calif.—The families of eight Marines and one sailor who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast last summer plan to sue the manufacturer of the vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring tank, their lawyers announced Thursday. BAE Systems knew for a decade or more about a design defect that […]

Man Sentenced After Buying Homes, Luxury Cars With $24 Million In Fraudulently Obtained COVID Relief

A man from Coppell, Texas, was sentenced Wednesday to more than 11 years in prison for running a fraudulent scheme to receive about $24.8 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Dinesh Sah, 55, pleaded guilty in March to wire fraud and money-laundering offenses, according to a press release. […]

Florida Man Who Set Fire to Store During 2020 Riots Sentenced to Prison

A Florida man who torched a Champs Sports store in Tampa during the 2020 riots was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday. Terrance Lee Hester Jr. was sentenced several months after pleading guilty to damaging or destroying by fire a building used in interstate commerce. U.S. District Judge Thomas Barber, a Trump nominee, […]

Nine MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Murders, Kidnappings in Tennessee

A federal grand jury in Tennessee has indicted nine suspected MS-13 gang members with racketeering and violent criminal conspiracy that includes murder, officials announced Wednesday. The grand jury returned the charges in a 60-count second superseding indictment against Carlos Ochoa-Martinez, 31; Jason Sandoval, 35; Jorge Flores, 29; Kevin Tidwell, 28, all of Nashville—Jose Pineda-Caceres, 22; Franklin Hernandez, […]

Police: Indianapolis FedEx Shooter Not Racially Motivated

INDIANAPOLIS—The former employee who shot and killed eight people at an Indianapolis FedEx warehouse in April acted alone and was not racially or ethnically motivated, authorities said Wednesday. Brandon Scott Hole, 19, used the April 15 attack as an act of “suicidal murder” and believed he would “demonstrate his masculinity and capability” while fulfilling a […]